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Purchasing Manager

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Company: Michael Page
Contract: PERM
Location: Santa Monica, United States

  • Outstanding Purchasing Manager opportunity with endless room for growth

  • Excellent base salary, full medical benefits, 401k with match, flexible schedule

About Our Client

My client is a rapidly growing food & beverage company in the West LA area. For over 10 years they have created some of the biggest healthy food options on the shelves of prominent Big Box retailer companies nationwide. Right now they are looking for their next seasoned Purchasing Manager!

Job Description

  • Define and implement purchasing and sourcing strategies while implementing best practices.
  • Establish, build, and maintain professional relationships with all key suppliers & co-manufacturers; manage supplier meetings.
  • Partner with Quality, Planning and Innovation teams to understand needs and requirements related to the sourcing/procurement of materials and goods
  • Establish inventory safety stock levels, reorder amounts, and lead times for all raw materials.
  • Key member of the New Product Development (NPD) Leadership Team regarding sourcing new and alternative materials, components and/or packaging for new products/innovation.
  • Analyze and recommend solutions for all issues relating to supplier's performance based on quality, delivery or price.
  • Establish key metrics to monitor suppliers/co-manufacturers performance related to quality and service.
  • Monitor market conditions to avoid sharp market increases and availability issues and communicate risks/opportunities to team members and management.
  • Manage and resolve any discrepancies with suppliers regarding invoices, claims, and product non-conformance or quality issues.
  • Develop, implement and communicate KPIs, scorecards and roadmaps to meet or exceed targets.
  • Provide relevant forecasts to key suppliers and co-manufacturers at required time points to ensure product availability.
  • Provide finance with raw material and purchased finished goods costs to assist in maintaining product costing.
  • Oversee the development or improvement of SOPs and work instructions for procurement and sourcing functions as well as supplier monitoring practices.
  • Manage team activities to achieve seamless product transfer to and from the co-mans to the finished goods warehouse, ensuring alignment with the overall project timing and goals.
  • Investigate and resolve any invoice discrepancies that arise with supply base.
  • Develop and manage vendor agreements, contracts, confidentiality disclosure agreements, and scope of work agreements.

The Successful Applicant

  • BS or BA in Business Administration or Management, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • 10+ years of procurement and sourcing experience with 5+ year managing direct staff.
  • 5+ years of experience in the food or nutrient processing/manufacturing industry preferred
  • Knowledge of cGMP manufacturing requirements, organic and non-gmo standard and quality testing specifications
  • A strong understanding of business growth through the product development process.
  • Experience in Supply Chain sourcing for natural food, dietary supplements or HABA, preferred.
  • Proficiency in Windows, Excel, Word, Google Drive and ERP systems.
  • Ability to travel as needed (approximately 20%)
  • Proven track record of controlling/reducing spend as % of gross sales while developing a robust supplier base.
  • A proven track record of continuous performance including attending conferences/workshops to advance skills as well as knowledge and relationships within the procurement profession.

What's on Offer

  • Eligibility for our benefits on your first day of employment
  • Paid time off to pursue your passion through our volunteer program
  • Annual wellness reimbursement, fitness challenges, and lots more to keep you healthy!
  • Generous time off programs including vacation and personal time and paid parental leave
  • Opportunity to work with passionate people, who care about our mission and each other!

More Info / Apply

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